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TitleAssessing permafrost conditions in support of climate change adaptation in Pangnirtung, Nunavut
AuthorLeblanc, A -M; Oldenborger, G; Sladen, W; Mate, D; Carbonneau, A -S; Gosselin, P; L'Hérault, E; Allard, M
SourceGeo2010, proceedings of the 63rd Annual Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 6th Canadian Permafrost Conference; 2010 p. 1242-1250
Year2010
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20100074
Meeting63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 6th Canadian Permafrost Conference; Calgary; CA; September 12-16, 2010
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper
ProvinceNunavut
NTS26I/04
AreaPangnirtung
Lat/Long WENS-66.0000 -65.5000 68.2500 68.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; permafrost; freezing ground; ground ice; ground temperatures; climate; climate, arctic; climatic fluctuations; thermal regimes; thermal analyses; climate change
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; graphs; plots; profiles
ProgramBuilding Resilience to Climate Change in Canadian Communities, Climate Change Geoscience
AbstractTo reduce the negative impacts of climate change on permafrost and Infrastructure, an adaptation strategy must be undertaken to support land use planning decisions. The case of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, is taken as an example. The paper outlines the principal steps undertaken by a multidisciplinary team to assess the current permafrost conditions and presents preliminary data in regards to three main terrain units subjected to development opportunities. Results show the high variability in the distribution of the sediment types, ground ice, and ground thermal regime.
GEOSCAN ID285516